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Address: No.374 Huangpi Nan Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
Phone Number: 021-53832171
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

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We stumbled across this but is important historically for China

This is a small museum with not much to see - but it is of historical importance ot China and it is free so if you are in the area then worth a look. I wouldnt go there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
Melbourne, Australia

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Shanghai, China
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like others, I stumbled on this museum. It is free, so why not go in? It is kind of cool to see the interior of the place and imagine. But there is not much explanation to go with the pictures, and no English subtitles, so it is hard to put together a timeline or understand what happened here and why.

Thank AZcathy2014
Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This is a small museum with not much to see - but it is of historical importance ot China and it is free so if you are in the area then worth a look. I wouldnt go there specifically. There are clean Western toilets on site as well. We stumbled across it in a really nice peestrian area with some... More 

1 Thank marketingguru2015
Fairlight, Australia
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

A place of great significance in China's history. The exhibit is well laid out and provides plenty of information about the lead up and the actual creation of the communist party. Definitely worth a visit as it can be done reasonably quickly. Free, which is good.

Thank bladdamasta
Shanghai, China
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111 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Not really that much to see and not many photos of the real event. The museum is pretty small and a bit disapointing but considering what it is...

Thank badmire
Vienna, Virginia
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329 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This small museum is interesting as the birthplace of the communist party. We did not find signs or explanations in English so I am certain we didn't get as much from the museum as was intended, which was a disappointment. If in the area I think it is worthwhile for a short visit but I would not go out of... More 

Thank fiamma11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

I mainly enjoyed watching the chinese tourists go through the museum explaining to their children the importance of the artifacts shown. I went through the museum in half an hour, since the explanations were not very elaborative. I would have gotten more out of it if more context was given concerning the different events during this time. A background story... More 

Thank Liza-MD
Barcelona, Spain
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48 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

You should visit it as it explains the start of a huge change in the recent history of China. The museum hasn't got very good explanations (probably the best is the photo gallery in the end of the visit, but, unfortunately, it has no English translations) but it is worth a visit.

Thank Clara S
Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

All ccp museums are free! Thereafter proceed to xian tian di, French confession, walk to Fuxing park and proceed to Sinan mansion. There you will enjoy the old residence of sun Yat sen and shou en Kai. Free entrance also. Thereafter end your trip at Taikang road art center and tian zi fang.

4 Thank Didoy M
Dunsborough, Australia
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205 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I'm surprised that this place does not rate more highly on TA. Tucked away behind the fascinating Xintiandi area, in buildings which certainly look authentic and have been well maintained, is this little historical gem. It's very clear in its political biases, but if you look at the enigma which is China today (the world's second largest economy wrapped up... More 

8 Thank Peter C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We first visited in Summer of 1992 - then it least it had the semblance of authenticity, 23 years later that veneer is gone, replaced by a redone "museum" that naturally and incorrectly gives Mao primacy in the diorama. A little glitz with marble staircases and a nice stop if you are going to spend (waste?) money in the XinTianDi... More 

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The refurbishment of a block of old shikumen into a carless entertainment center called Xintiandi, filled with restaurants, shops and bars, turned this area below South Huangpi Road into one of Shanghai’s most fashionable areas. Luxe condos house people who can afford the high-end brands that fill the malls and shops along Madang Road. The pleasant Taipinghu Park provides the area with green space and is also home to Shanghai Fashion Week twice a year. It’s not all glitter and glamour, though, as the rise of Danshui Road has given the Xintiandi area a shot of toned-down character. Small bars and cafes, mostly owned by locals, have people hanging out in a formerly quiet, unassuming part of the neighborhood.